THE STAR, MALAYSIA'S TOP AND UNDISPUTED AND BEST SELLING AND MOST AUTHORITATIVE NEWSPAPER WITH A DAILY READERSHIP OF 1.839 MILLION READERS, HOSTED AN EVENING OF 'THE ART OF TIME' AT PAVILION LAST NIGHT.
Sharan Valiram of Swiss Watch Gallery and Ho Kay Tat of The Star Media Group
Top guns from Swiss Watch Gallery and The Star Media Group
Ho Kay Tat, Group Managing Director and CEO of The Star Media Group making his welcome speech
Ho Kay Tat from The Star Media Group was host of the evening
Sharan Valiram of Swiss Watch Gallery
The Art of Time at its best
Watches to watch out for
June Wong, Managing Editor of The Star with tiger bling
Iris Tan, Chief Events Officer of The Star with statement jade
June Wong, Michael Mantz, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Iris Tan and Kee Hua Chee
June Wong, Managing Editor of The Star and freelancer Kee Hua Chee both planned for 2 months to wear matching tiger jewellery
'The Art of Time', now into its second year, runs from 4 to 14 October at The Pavilion at the Concourse. Go there now and view the latest watches released this year at Basel Fair. Organised by Swiss Watch Gallery owned by Valiram Group, this is a selling exhibition and not just for show so bring your platinum plastic.
Some of the planet's watches had set up shop here and it is open to the public during the day. As a sponsor and media partner, The Star Media Group hosted a cocktail and canapes party on Monday, 8 October and invited its guests and friends.
Drinks like there was no tomorrow and guests made themselves comfy on the many sofas as they mingled and tangled.
Sharan Valiram from the Valiram Group which runs Swiss Watches Gallery, the organiser of 'The Art of Time' made a welcome speech.
This was followed by a speech by Ho Kay Tat, the Group Managing Director and CEO of The Star Media Group in which he explained why The Star, long the champion of the ordinary man in the street, is also involved in upscale projects. After all, he noted both The Star and high end watches share similar traits of excellence!
Drinks and fingerfood in hand, guests examined the booths featuring wrist wonders from Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer, IWC, Ulysse Nardin, Richard Mille, Graham, Girard-Perregaux and Vertu which is not a watch but high-class, high-cost phone with concierge service. All phones tell time anyway.
The high light was a light-hearted parody of a radio talk show from Capital FM which happens to be owned by The Star Media Group.
A table was set up and, er, manned by 3 women, Asha Gill, Xandria Ooi and the indefatigable Joanne Kam Po Po. The last two played the roles of Datins while Asha Gill was the radio talkshow host.
Ho Kay Tat and guests
June Wong, Michael Mantz, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Iris Tan
We are not ready for our close-up yet
Now we are ready!
Dzireena Mahathir, Acting Editor of Clove, Olivia Lee, Vicky Ooi, William Kee Fashion Editor of The Star and Shawn MacFadden Chen
Just in case you blinked...
Dzireena Mahathir and Angie of Chanel
Dzireena and Angie clutching their Chanels
3 hot lasses; Nasa Entaban, Dzireena Mahathir and Nadine Fernandez
Nasa Entaban and Nadine Fernandez of Clove, The Star
I must say The Star writers are getting younger, sexier and bustier by the day, this I must say
Not just the writers but also advertising staff of The Star are getting younger and sexier and with more cleavage as proven by Chermaine Lim and Pee (what a provocative surname) Kah Heng from account servicing. "Would you like a Pee on your account?"
Jean Loh of Estee Lauder, Mrs Ho Kay Tat and Katrina Liew of Estee Lauder
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo with her RM 38,000 Hermes Birkin bag and Michael Mantz
Sexy Cassandra and Yenti Lou of IPL Skin Clinic
Cassandra and Yenti Lou
Yann Yip and Ng Ping Ping
Yann Yip and Ng Ping Ping
Hot stud among the roses
Olivia Lee and Dzireena Mathathir of The Star and Diana Khoo of The Peak
Lavinia Valiram, Sharan Valiram and June Wong
Lavinia, Sharan, June Wong and Kee Hua Chee
Ung Yiu Lin of Klutched bags, Ferhat of Melium Group and Zaireen Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim
Lavinia Valiram, Iris Tan and Kee Hua Chee
Vertu the ultimate high class phone
Handsome model with handsome watch
Guests mingled as models meandered through the crowd showing the watches
Models and hosts
Showing the time
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